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                                               Union Calendar No. 605
115th Congress    }                                     {    Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {    115-779
_______________________________________________________________________

                                     

                              R E P O R T

                                 on the

                    REVISED SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET

                    ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019
                    

               SUBMITTED BY MR. FRELINGHUYSEN, CHAIRMAN,

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             

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 June 22, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                    
                    
                    
                                     ______

                         U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 

79-006                         WASHINGTON : 2018           SBDV 2019-3   
 
                    
                    
                    
                    
                                                        
                    COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

             RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey, Chairman

HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky\1\           NITA M. LOWEY, New York
ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama          MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio
KAY GRANGER, Texas                   PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho            JOSE E. SERRANO, New York
JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas          ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut
JOHN R. CARTER, Texas                DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina
KEN CALVERT, California              LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California
TOM COLE, Oklahoma                   SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia
MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida           BARBARA LEE, California
TOM GRAVES, Georgia                  BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota
KEVIN YODER, Kansas                  TIM RYAN, Ohio
STEVE WOMACK, Arkansas               C.A.DUTCHRUPPERSBERGER,Maryland
JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska           DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Florida
THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida            HENRY CUELLAR, Texas
CHARLES J. FLEISCHMANN, Tennessee    CHELLIE PINGREE, Maine
JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER, Washington    MIKE QUIGLEY, Illinois
DAVID P. JOYCE, Ohio                 DEREK KILMER, Washington
DAVID G. VALADAO, California         MATT CARTWRIGHT, Pennsylvania
ANDY HARRIS, Maryland                GRACE MENG, New York
MARTHA ROBY, Alabama                 MARK POCAN, Wisconsin
MARK E. AMODEI, Nevada               KATHERINE M. CLARK, Massachusetts
CHRIS STEWART, Utah                  PETE AGUILAR, California
DAVID YOUNG, Iowa
EVAN H. JENKINS, West Virginia
STEVEN M. PALAZZO, Mississippi
DAN NEWHOUSE, Washington
JOHN R. MOOLENAAR, Michigan
SCOTT TAYLOR, Virginia
JOHN H. RUTHERFORD, Florida

                  Nancy Fox, Clerk and Staff Director

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\1\Chairman Emeritus






                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

                              ----------                              

                          House of Representatives,
                               Committee on Appropriations,
                                     Washington, DC, June 22, 2018.
Hon. Paul D. Ryan,
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker:  By direction of the Committee on 
Appropriations, I submit herewith the Committee's report on the 
revised suballocation of budget allocations for fiscal year 
2019.
    The total of the suballocations noted in the attached 
report meets the levels prescribed by the Bipartisan Budget Act 
of 2018 and as printed in the Congressional Record by the House 
Budget Committee on May 10, 2018, and as subsequently adjusted. 
The Committee on Appropriations is acting expeditiously; to 
date, the Committee has reported nearly all of the twelve 
appropriations bills to the House for consideration.

            Sincerely,
                                   Rodney P. Frelinghuysen,
                                                          Chairman.
                                                          
                                                          
  
  
  

                                                 Union Calendar No. 605
115th Congress    }                                     {    Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {    115-779

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 REPORT ON THE REVISED SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL 
                               YEAR 2019

                                _______
                                

 June 22, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Frelinghuysen, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                                 REPORT

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

            REVISED SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR
                            FISCAL YEAR 2019

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report on the revised suballocation of budget allocations for 
fiscal year 2019. The 302(b) suballocations and resulting total 
302(a) meet the levels prescribed by the Bipartisan Budget Act 
of 2018.
    Pursuant to section 30104 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 
2018, the House Budget Committee submitted an allocation for 
fiscal year 2019 for the Committee on Appropriations. The 
funding levels submitted in this Committee report meet the 
levels stipulated for the Committee on Appropriations by the 
Budget Committee in its submission printed in the Congressional 
Record of May 10, 2018. Further, submission of this report 
meets the requirement of section 302(b) of the Congressional 
Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 and resulting 
requirement under the Rules of the House. The Committee is 
moving expeditiously and has thus far reported nearly all of 
the twelve fiscal year 2019 appropriation bills to the House 
for consideration.

   REVISED SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET
                         AUTHORITYP AND OUTLAYS
                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Discretionary
                                ---------------
          Subcommittee              General      Mandatory      Total
                                    Purpose
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriculture:
    Budget authority...........        23,273        40,695       63,968
    Outlays....................        24,684        35,345       60,029
Commerce, Justice, Science:
    Budget authority...........        62,520           319       62,839
    Outlays....................        72,161           332       72,493
Defense:
    Budget authority...........       674,591           514      675,105
    Outlays....................       644,324           514      644,838
Energy and Water:
    Budget authority...........        44,700             0       44,700
    Outlays....................        44,485             0       44,485
Financial Services and General
 Government:
    Budget authority...........        23,423        22,406       45,829
    Outlays....................        24,490        22,398       46,888
Homeland Security:
    Budget authority...........        51,403         1,740       53,143
    Outlays....................        47,702         1,736       49,438
Interior, Environment:
    Budget authority...........        35,252            62       35,314
    Outlays....................        34,312            62       34,374
Labor, Health and Human
 Services, Education:
    Budget authority...........       177,100       783,118      960,218
    Outlays....................       185,655       782,757      968,412
Legislative Branch:
  All except Senate:
    Budget authority...........         3,811           116        3,927
    Outlays....................         3,926           116        4,042
  Senate items:
    Budget authority...........         1,069            29        1,098
    Outlays....................           844            29          873
  Total Legislative:
    Budget authority...........         4,880           145        5,025
    Outlays....................         4,770           145        4,915
 
Military Construction, Veterans
 Affairs:
    Budget authority...........        98,058       106,125      204,183
    Outlays....................        98,449       105,903      204,352
 
State, Foreign Operations:
    Budget authority...........        46,000           159       46,159
    Outlays....................        48,984           159       49,143
 
Transportation, HUD:
    Budget authority...........        71,800             0       71,800
    Outlays....................       135,000             0      135,000
      Grand Total:
        General Purpose
         (excluding
         adjustments):
          Budget authority.....     1,313,000       955,283    2,268,283
          Outlays..............     1,365,016       949,351    2,314,367
 
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SBDV 2019-3


                             MINORITY VIEWS

    The Bipartisan Budget Act enacted early this year provided 
relief from unworkable discretionary spending caps. The 
agreement was supposed to provide the country with stability 
following a year of shutdowns, last-minute veto threats, and 
general uncertainty in government. That stability lasted long 
enough for Congress to pass a bipartisan Omnibus appropriations 
bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, and then Republican chaos 
reigned again. The President threatened to veto the bill, 
unhappy with Congress' large investments in programs to help 
low- and middle-income Americans and rejection of his campaign-
promised border wall.
    Even after the President signed the bill, the 
Administration and Republican leadership in Congress who voted 
for the Bipartisan Budget Act and the Omnibus bill have 
continued to attempt to undo those bipartisan agreements. The 
House majority passed H.R. 3, a rescissions bill to undo 
funding and mollify an angry President. Fortunately, the Senate 
has now rejected this misguided effort.
    In addition to the unacceptable rescissions proposals, the 
majority's lack of transparency in allocating the FY 2019 
discretionary budget also endangers future bipartisan 
compromise. The majority abandoned longstanding committee 
practice of publicizing 302(b) allocations, forcing members to 
vote on bills without having the full picture on what impact 
each bill would have on the other bills.
    Unfortunately, once the majority unveiled their plans, it 
became evident that they would dramatically shortchange middle 
class families and people struggling to get into the middle 
class. There is no increase for the Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education bill; no new resources to protect our 
environment; and no new investment in diplomacy to keep our 
country safe and strong.
    These revised allocations continue the majority's misguided 
efforts to undermine domestic and diplomatic priorities. The 
only purpose of this revision is to patch a hole created by 
bringing the VA Choice program under discretionary spending 
without adjusting the budget caps accordingly. In the coming 
years, this shift will cannibalize tens of billions of dollars 
that would otherwise be spent upholding our commitments to 
veterans and making other investments that keep our country, 
safe, strong, and moving forward.
    When the House considered the Military Construction and 
Veterans Affairs bill, I offered an amendment to fix this 
problem by ensuring that the VA Choice program wouldn't count 
against the caps set by the Budget Control Act. Unfortunately, 
the majority blocked consideration of my amendment.
    Aside from providing a temporary and imperfect solution to 
the serious problem of how to fund VA Choice, these allocations 
continue to prioritize President Trump's cruel immigration 
policies.
    In recent days we have witnessed heartbreaking images of 
children separated from their parents as a result of the Trump 
administration's zero tolerance policy that forces family 
separation. Even after the President signed a hastily-drafted 
executive order that may temporarily reduce the number of 
forced family separations, it is obvious that he is using 
distraught children and anguished parents as bargaining chips 
to funds his border wall boondoggle.
    Unfortunately, it appears that the majority is acquiescing 
to this strategy by dramatically increasing funding for 
Homeland Security, which would receive a $3.7 billion increase 
over FY 2018, presumably to fund the border wall and attacks on 
immigrant communities.
    These allocations fail the American people and encourage 
the President's disgraceful immigration policies. We can and 
must do better.
                                                     Nita M. Lowey.

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